Meera Sanyal passes away at 57

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11 Jan 2019

Meera Sanyal, banker-turned-politician, dies at 57

On Friday, banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal died after a brief illness. She was reportedly suffering from cancer for the past two years. She was 57.

She had joined the Aam Aadmi Party after quitting her job as the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland.

In 2014, she unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha election from Mumbai South constituency.

Manish Sisodia confirmed her death

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A bit about Sanyal's life

A bit about Sanyal's life

Notably, Sanyal was the daughter of Indian Navy officer Gulab Mohanlal Hiranandani, who had played a key role in Operation Trident, during the 1971 war with Pakistan.

Sanyal graduated from Sydenham college Mumbai in 1982 with an MBA from INSEAD, France in 1983.

In her 30-year-long banking career, she rose to prominent heights. Sanyal had also served as the COO of ABN AMRO, Asia.

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She was reportedly ill for some time

In November, she released a book titled The Big Reverse, on PM Modi's demonetization move. Hinting at her failing health, she once wrote, "There were days when I felt the book would never see the light of day."

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